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25th Annual Authors and Artists Recognition Draws Faculty, Students and Others (February 25, 2010)

Posted by isulib on March 13, 2010

Twenty-three faculty and staff were honored at the Authors and Artists Reception sponsored by Cunningham Memorial Library last week. Those honored for their 2009 authored or editor-in-chief monographs, or artistic works were: Michael Elkins, assistant professor of communication; Thomas Sawyer, professor of recreation and sport management; David Worley, chair of the communication department and professor of communication; Debra Worley, professor of communication; Jay Gatrell, dean of graduate programs; Charles Roberts, professor of mathematics and computer science; Qihao Weng, professor of geography and geology; Feng-Qi Lai, associate professor of curriculum, instruction and media technology; Todd Whitaker, professor of education leadership, administration and foundations; Ann Chirhart, associate professor of history; Robert Guell, professor of economics; Isaac Land, assistant professor of history; Barbara Skinner, assistant professor of history; Matt Brennan, professor of English; Kit Kincade, associate professor of English; Robert Perrin, chair of the English department and professor of English; Michael Shelden, professor of English; David Vancil, chair of the Cunningham Memorial Library’s special collections department; David Polizzi, assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice; Ray Chen, assistant professor of art; Glenn Dunlap, professor of art; Fran Lattanzio, professor of art; and Sala Wong, assistant professor of art.

The annual reception also recognized two students with the Bakerman Student Research Award. Shawn Hunter, a criminology and criminal justice graduate student, received $1,500 for his paper. Laurie-Ann Curry, an anthropology major, won the undergraduate award of $1,000. Bobby Lee, a junior professional aviation flight technology major, won the first-place award of $1,000 in the REEL Big Video Contest sponsored by the library while Chad Fedler, a junior electronic media major, won $500 for second place. Thanks to Cunningham Memorial Library for paying tribute to a tremendous amount of scholarly work. [text from President Bradley’s Cyberwire; posted by MM]

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Online Catalog: from LUIS to ‘online catalog’ to Innovative Interfaces, Inc.’s Millennium/Encore!

Posted by isulib on March 13, 2010

Coming soon! No more “LUIS”. The ISU Library is moving forward with the creation of its first ILS {Integrated Library System}, and we’re not alone! With the formation of Library Consortium of Vigo County = not just Library holdings at ISU, Rose-Hulman and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods [our arrangement for many years], but also Vigo County Public Library. As far as we can tell, this is “the first academic and public consortium in Indiana”. For more information, see ‘Libraries Sign Memorandum of Understanding” http://www.indstate.edu/news/news.php?newsid=2103 [January 29, 2010].

Note: The ISU Library continues to show its innovative side; we were the FIRST university library in Indiana to get its online catalog {NOTIS} up and running way back in March, 1985, so here we are, 25 years later, still out there on the techno-edge! [posted by MM]

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National Library Week Event, Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Posted by isulib on March 13, 2010

“How to Turn Your Dissertation Into A Book” and “Wabash Valley Author’s Showcase”

Come help us celebrate National Library Week (April 11-17). The ISU Library will be celebrating the week with a couple of different events. The first event will be presented in two parts on the same date Tuesday, April 13 in the Events Area. The Library Consortium of Vigo County (LCVC) will sponsor the two part event about writing and publishing. The first part of the event is from 4:00-5:00 p.m. “How to Turn Your Dissertation Into a Book” and will highlight faculty speakers who have published their dissertations as books.

From 5:00-5:30 p.m. There will be a reception for people attending the first part of the event and for people who are going to attend the second part of the event highlighting the “Wabash Valley Author’s Showcase”.

The “Wabash Valley Authors Showcase” will be presented in the Events Area from 5:30-7:00 p.m. The keynote speaker will speak from 5:35-6:00 p.m. The keynote speaker is Mike Lunsford, writer for the Terre Haute Tribune Star author of “The Off Season: The Newspaper Stories of Mike Lunsford” and “Sidelines: The Best of the Basketball Stories …” After the speaker’s address there be an opportunity for audience members to go from one author’s table to another (interactive stations) and speak with published authors from the Wabash Valley. The event is free and open to the public. [text from Library Public Relations; posted by MM]

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